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Re: Choosing a locker
Let me tell you this from experience. My 1993 K1500, that I regretfully dont have anymore, needed traction also. I ended up with a Powertrax Lock-Right automatic locker for the rear. It was 3.73 gears, ten bolt rear. It was a very simple install, and has held up great over the last year or so. Here is my advice to you. If you have 600+ dollars to blow right now, go out and buy a 14 bolt SF in good shape. Install it and drive it for awhile and when you save enough for the detroit - go for it. Putting a Detroit locker in a ten bolt rear seems superfluous for you... The lunchbox locker I put in is currently the weak point in my old truck. It is more likely to break than the carrier would, I believe. I think in a situation where you would use the maximum traction the Detroit would offer, you would likely snap an axleshaft or completely grenade the carrier.
Just words of advice from somebody who has been in your position. Either cheap it out with the Powertrax for now in your ten bolt, or save your pennies and get a 14 bolt and slap a Detroit in it. Hope you have good luck with it man! [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]